Villa ONE is a minimalist house located in Copenhagen, Denmark, designed by EFFEKT. Villa ONE is designed as a flexible home for a young couple with 1-2 children. The floor plan maximizes the social functions in a large open family space with views to the surrounding landscapes, courtyard and secret garden. Planning restrictions on the site called for a careful and minimal approach positioning the house close to the residential street. In most cases this would be the most ideal location, as you would have a large private garden behind the house. In this case however, it was not. One of the busiest highways has its path at the very end of the sloping garden – recessed only a few meters below the terrain.